There’s not that much about Nonthaburi and not so much to do there, but it can be interesting exploring this place to the north of Thailand’s capital with only few foreigners around. Unless you take a taxi which will set you back about 250-300 baht from Sukhumvit Bangkok, you might rather choose to travel there …
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Exploring Caves in Vang Vieng, Laos

Last updated: August 25th, 2014 | in Beyond Thailand

Dramatic limestone cliffs, emerald-green rice fields, a scenic river and friendly locals – all that you will get when visiting Vang Vieng, a small town about 150km north of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Most (young) travelers come here for the tubing and drinking in the Nam Song river – and 80 percent of them …
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Thailand is not only a great country for epic backpacking trips, but also popular for working or just staying longer. One thing that I found to be a hassle though is getting a long-term visa. If you fly in you get a 30 day tourist visa on arrival and if you cross the border overland …
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There are many ways to do the hugely popular 900km trip from Bangkok to Phuket and vice versa, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this post I will explain each of them in detail and give you hints and tips to keep in mind when you decide to go for one …
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Pattaya is without doubt the all-time favorite for short time trips from Bangkok. So how to get there? Bangkok to Pattaya by Bus Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai station. Leave the station at Exit No. 2 and you are right at the Ekkamai Bus Terminal. There are buses to Pattaya every 30-60 minutes from 5am …
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A short trip from Bangkok to Hua Hin or Cha Am is a more relaxed alternative to Pattaya, with less tourists, less lady bars, less… madness. So how to get there? Bangkok to Hua Hin / Cha Am by Minivan Minivans to Hua Hin and Cha Am leave regularly (every 30-45 minutes) from Victory Monument. …
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Your Backpack for Traveling in Thailand

Last updated: August 4th, 2016 | in Traveling

Note: This post was written before I moved to Thailand. The first time I went backpacking around Thailand I wrote a big packing list with lots of things that I might need. Of course it turned out that I took lots of things that I didn’t use at all. Lessons learned: If you don’t use …
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There is only one practical way to get from downtown Bangkok to Koh Samet. Go to the Eastern Bus Terminal located in Ekamai, Sukhumvit (therefore often just called Ekamai Bus Terminal) and take a air-con bus to Ban Phae (3 hrs, 166 Baht). These buses leave every 1-2 hours from 7:00am to 6:30pm. They also offer …
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Where to celebrate your birthday in Bangkok

Last updated: September 1st, 2016 | in Living

Bangkok is definitely one of the world’s most exciting cities and of course it isn’t any different for celebrating your birthday there. You have the choice of so many nice restaurants and then of course the nightlife with countless of bars and clubs. If you’re out to have a blast on your birthday and party …
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Ever wanted to go out on the street, fill a big bucket of ice cold water and dump it over someone random? Just come to Thailand between April 13th-15th every year and you can do just that without having your victim yelling at you what the hell you think you are doing. During Songkran, the …
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“That’s not a beginner route is it?” I asked Kuat, my Thai instructor during my first day rock climbing ever. He just briefly looked at me, smiled and said “It’s okay, no problem!” So I went to the rock, looked up at its almost vertical shape, put some chalk powder on my hands and just started …
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